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Actress Elizabeth Chambers is suing a woman who tried to impersonate her in an effort to gain access to Vanity Fair‘s Oscar party.
Chambers, whose husband, Armie Hammer, stars in best picture nominee Call Me by Your Name, says Diana Roque Ellis wrote multiple emails to magazine staff pretending to be her.
According to a complaint filed Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court, Hammer and Chambers were both on the guest list for the exclusive bash. Ellis allegedly created an email address using Chambers’ name and likeness in an effort to add her name as their guest.
“In the initial email, Defendants, fraudulently posing as Ms. Chambers, asked if Ms. Chambers and her husband could bring an extra guest to the event,” writes attorney Paul Chan in the complaint, which is posted below. After someone from Vanity Fair wrote back asking for the guest’s name, she sent a second message naming Diana Ellis.”
Ellis then obtained the couple’s home address in order to further the scheme, according to the complaint, and explained to the magazine that their invitation should still be mailed to their home but Ellis’ should be sent to another address.
Chambers is suing for misappropriation of name and likeness and violation of right to privacy. She is seeking damages and an injunction to prevent similar behavior in the future.
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